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July 9, 2014

Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 3: A Little Bit of Sewing and a Lot More Stapling

By Andrea

If you’re following along with parts one and two of our tutorial, you’ll know we’ve got the pieces cut out and ready to go.  So, let’s get started!  First  things first, we’re going to get the sewing done.  There’s not a lot of sewing to do, but there is a couple of things.  We need to attach our skirt pieces together so that they form one continuous strip, and we need to sew the lighter weight cotton fabric to the top and seat pieces.

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This is where the cotton should be sewn on.

And that’s it for sewing!  Only 4 seams on this entire chair!

Now, time to get stapling.  But, before we start, a word on staples.

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I wish I could tell you precisely where to buy these staples, however, I can’t.  But, this type of staple which has the ends that are almost like little teeth are the best for upholstery.  So, if you come across them, buy them up!

 

Now, let’s get started! We’re going to start with the seat.  Lay your fabric out, and pull the cotton part between the seat and the back to the other side.

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Don’t staple this part yet, though.  Turn the chair back over and make sure your fabric is smooth, centred and straight on the seat.

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Now, we’re going to start on the front edge.  Pull your fabric taught, and tack the front centre and edges down.

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Now, keep pulling your fabric taught and stapling in between your initial staples.

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Repeat the same process on the sides.  Save your corners until last, it will be easier to figure out how to tuck them in neatly if you do.

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Here’s the seat!  Now, on to the back.

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Start off once again with pulling the cotton fabric through to the other side, and straightening your top piece.  After that, repeat the same procedure as for the seat.

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Once you’ve done that, now it’s time to pull the cotton fabric taught and staple it to the backside of the chair.

That’s it for this week!  Come back next week, and we’ll finish up the chair!

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2 Responses to Chair Upholstery: A How To! Part 3: A Little Bit of Sewing and a Lot More Stapling

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    July 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Ooooohhhhhh, it’s really coming together now…..I can’t wait to see the finished product!!!

    • Andrea Reply

      July 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Soon! I am really excited to show it to everyone here!

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